MCG, Huda turf war triggers garbage pile-up on MG Road
Caught in the tussle between two civic authorities, cleanliness on MG Road has gone for a toss for over a month. The Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, which has malls on one side and high-end societies on the other, has been suffering from a continuous stench coming from uncollected heaps of garbage.india Updated: Jul 01, 2011 01:04 IST
Caught in the tussle between two civic authorities, cleanliness on MG Road has gone for a toss for over a month. The Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, which has malls on one side and high-end societies on the other, has been suffering from a continuous stench coming from uncollected heaps of garbage.
Sanitation work on the 6-km stretch was the responsibility of MCG till last month, after which the area was shifted to Huda's control.
Earlier, private agency 'Pre Hari' had deployed 14 volunteers to keep the stretch free of garbage.
"This area was originally under Huda, but since MCG floated a tender and gave a contract to an agency, we excluded this area and allotted ourselves a New Gurgaon area," said Huda administrator Nitin K Yadav.
"But it seems MCG is not taking responsibility of the area now. We had sanctioned and included this stretch as well in the same contract given to the same agency for New Gurgaon," added yadav.
Rajiv Inamdar, vice-president of Beverly Park 1 RWA said things have gone from bad to worse in the last one month.
"At least somebody used to collect garbage from here earlier. Now nobody does it. It is not only an invitation for deadly diseases but it also gives a bad," said Inamdar.
"It is the worst thing to happen in one of Gurgaon's posh areas. We are paying our taxes, so we have the right to expect a clean surrounding. If the administration doesn't care, we have to clean it on our own as we can't see people fall sick," added Inamdar.
There is also a huge pile of garbage outside DT City Centre and MGF Metropolitan mall, spoiling the posh image of the area.
"Within apartment societies we are managing things on our own because we know the authorities won't do anything," said Atul Batra, president of Heritage City RWA.
"But the moment we move out of our colonies things get ugly. We see heaps of garbage yet nobody bothers to clean it. We even approached to the authorities endless number of times. We also personally invited some administration officials to see for themselves," said Batra. "But all in vain," he added. While residents have to bear the sorry sight every time they step out of their clean localities, Huda has promised to clean this place in some days, but not immediately.
"The sanction to an agency to clean the place was given four days ago and things should improve soon," said Yadav.
A senior MCG official said the land belongs to Huda.
"Huda will take care of sanitation issues there. We are not responsible for it," said the official, who doesn't want to be named for the person is not authorised to speak with the media.